I had my blog almost written. I was ready to go and then I couldn’t get my hands on the final piece of information needed to complete the blog. So, I was forced to punt and think up a new topic. Hopefully, I’ll do my original blog next week on SciFi Lesbian style.


I have to admit, I seriously considered doing a re-run, or rather a bloggers version of a re-run. Go back and select an already posted blog and run it again. Would anyone even notice? Probably not, especially if I selected one I’d written three years ago. Or maybe one of the more popular blogs wouldn’t be criticized too much if I decided to re-post. After all, I know some people love watching re-runs.


I don’t have a TV here in Forks. But, when I do get a chance to enjoy some mindless entertainment, I’ll tuck into an all-day Law and Order Special Victims Unit Marathon. I admit I’ve probably seen them all at least once.


That got me to thinking about the differences between the kind of entertainment I put out there as a writer versus a TV series. I admit that a part of me wants to take off the summer. Hell, TV stars take off more than the summer. The TV season seems to shorten every year. When I was a kid, we only had to endure re-runs during the summer, now it feels like the new shows run maybe 6 months and we get re-runs for the other 6 months.


Maybe writers have their own versionof re-runs, but on a more global scale.  There are two renditions of this:

1) The same basic trope in about 5 different flavors (especially true of romance). Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not knocking this because I’m not immune to this particular re-run writing. Honestly, I like reading and writing it.


2) Authors who writer M/F, M/M and F/F romance and simply change the pronouns, but the story is almost exactly the same. And, yes, there are authors who do this. I think this is mostly male authors or more mainstream authors. I haven’t met any lesfic authors who simply changed their pronouns and re-ran the story in the mainstream market.


So what do y’all think? Should I consider taking off the summer and doing a few re-runs of my own? Don’t I deserve a break?


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5 thoughts on “Re-runs

  1. Take the time doing what you want to do. Want to experiment with mainstream, eh, do it. want to try painting, eh, do it, Want to learn to play piano, curling, fencing, pottery, stained glass, marine biology, sky diving, eh do it. I’m sure your fans aren’t so fickle that if you don’t put out a book every month, they lose interest. I have favorite authors that I’ve read for decades and have waited a year or so for the next book to come out. I think Gerorge RR Martin took 10 years to write one of the next books sequel to his GoT series. Although some fans worried he might pull a Tolkien and die before it was finished. lol. Funny thing, getting older, when we’re young, seems like theres plenty of time, but at some point , time speeds up. 10 years seemed like ages, now 10 years just went by in a blink.

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  2. When my two sisters got married and we commiserated, and they both said, the priest said, they wanted as many kids as they could, all raised Catholics, and I learned about Cardinal Wolsey, that and the crush I had on Sue Gualtney in middle school , that was the end of Catholic guilt for me.

    and look even NY Times said it!!!

    Catholic Guilt: term used to describe the significant internal reaction to a seemingly insignificant external effect generated by a publicly unnoticeable perturbing cause. The feelings must be experienced to be understood and in most cases morally inherited to be experienced. ref: Urban dictionary:

    And, NYTimes article The End of Catholic Guilt
    · The truth is that a majority of Catholics in Europe and the United States have long since stopped listening to church dictates about sex. A British study in 2013 found that only 1 in 10 regular attendees at Mass felt any guilt over using contraception, long shunned by the church.


  3. I think it’s hard not to write re-runs. Like they say, there are only (insert random number here) original stories, and the rest are all retellings. I don’t know how much I believe that, because I think there are so many nuances in each character and each story that anyone who tries can still write original, but I guess it just depends on how you play it.

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